Marks & Spencer

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Marks & Spencer plc
TypePublic limited company
Traded asLSEMKS
FTSE 100 Component
When it was created1884; 135 years ago (1884)
Leeds, United Kingdom
People who started itSir Michael Marks
Thomas Spencer
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleArchie Norman (Chairman)
Steve Rowe (CEO)
Money earned£10.622 billion (2017)[1]
Operating income£690.6 million (2017)[1]
Profit£115.7 million (2017)[1]
Employees84,939 (2017)[2]

Marks and Spencer plc (also known as M&S) is a major British retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

It specialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds.[3] It has 979 stores across the U.K. including 615 that only sell food products.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Marks & Spencer. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. "M&S Key Facts". Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. "M&S launches underwear boutiques" (Business). United Kingdom: BBC. BBC. 23 October 2000. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. Plummer, Robert (28 April 2017). "M&S online food delivery service will be no piece of cake". BBC News. Retrieved 28 April 2017.